So I know it’s the middle of rAge weekend (that article will come soon, by the way) but in the northern hemisphere, somewhere out there, at Frontier Expo 17, Frontier released footage from within the game engine of their latest upcoming title: Jurassic World: Evolution.
I frikkin love Jurassic Park, I love Jurassic World and I love the two films in between them as well (yes, this includes JP3, much as many people may hate on it I found it enjoyable). So when I was set upon by the news that we’d be getting a Jurassic World game (with a trailer that literally just popped up out of nowhere), you can imagine that I decided to flip out.
For those who have yet to see the original trailer and this newest one (or if you just want to watch them again), here are the links:
So far, according to Frontier’s website and other news articles I’ve read, JW:E will be somewhere in between JPOG (Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis) and Jurassic World: The Game; in that gameplay will generally be similar to JPOG but you’ll also be able to “bioengineer new dinosaur breeds” as we (sort of) do in Jurassic World: The Game.
What I’ve managed to glean is that the player will be making decisions based on three areas: Entertainment, Security and Science. Between these, and the combination thereof, players will build their own unique parks; which, unlike the parks in the films, don’t have to fail – but that’s entirely up to you, of course. Very much like in JPOG, there will be ‘natural disasters’ so the infamous typhoons that Isla Nublar and her sister islands are so well known for will have a say in what you do from time to time.
Then, of course, there is life’s little habit of constantly finding ways…
I’m sure you all know what that means.
PS: After reading the completely subjective opinion I have written about above, my Best Friend and partner in crime (though there is lack of criminal evidence to support that statement) has forced me to add the fact that the “I told you so ” from her lips will form the moment I played this game. She is convinced that it will be a huge failure. And for the sake of peace at home, I will entertain her notion. Please, JPE, prove this female wrong.
PPS: I (the actual author of this blog) did not write the above PS, that was written by said partner in crime; the very same partner in crime who made me promise not to watch the new IT without her – don’t worry, partner in crime, I probably wouldn’t have gone near the cinema without you while that film was still on the circuit.
PPPS: But it can’t possibly be all that horrid, can it? It’s being developed by Frontier, the same people who made Planet Coaster; and if JPE is anything like Planet Coaster, it will be spectacular (especially with the attention to detail that Frontier is so well known for).